Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Prayer, a Powerful Tool!

Firstly, I want to thank each one of you who left comments and emailed me over the years to let me know that you were praying for my family and I.  God placed it on your hearts to pray and I believe every prayer went straight to the ears of the Father.  THANK YOU!


Secondly, I want to return the favour.  I was discussing with a friend recently that to say "I will pray for you" and then not do it was a bad thing.  Its like breaking a promise.  If my word is my word and I say I will pray for you, then I must.  I am the type of person that if I don't want to do something, I won't offer.  So having said that, I have been mulling over the blessing of prayer and how I can add to it.



So this is my plan:  If you want prayer I'd like for you to leave me a comment,
  • HERE, at My Daily Walk in His Grace,
  • HERE, at my Prayer Room Page
  • on "My Daily Walk in His Grace" Facebook page which you can find HERE, or 
  • leave me a message on twitter which you can find HERE.
You don't have to explain what you want prayer for unless you want to.  You can leave one word or a statement, like "relationships" or "complications at work".  I will note and diarise these comments and I commit to pray for you daily, for one week.  Now that may not sound very long or very much, but it will be one week of someone, somewhere, praying for you, seeking God's will in your life with you.

I have opened a Prayer page called "My Prayer Room" HERE and it will be where we can meet for prayer.

Plan of Action:
  1. Read this post
  2. Take action and add your request HERE(on the blog), or HERE(Facebook), or HERE (Twitter) or HERE(prayer room)
  3. I will pray for you, daily, for a week
  4. Send a praise report once you have one, because God DOES answer prayer
  5. Join in and pray for others too.  It is an awesome and humbling blessing to lift others up in Christ
James 5:16 - Confess [your] faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Ephesians 6:18 - Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

1 Timothy 2:1 - I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men.


God bless
Tracy


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

5th Year Bloggerversary!

I cannot believe I have been blogging for just over 5 years.  I missed the date but knew I had reached it!  For me, blogging is cathartic and healing and encouraging and, well, .... I just love it!

Yes, I have moments when I don't have anything to say write, and sometimes there is lots to write but I don't know how to get it down on paper so to speak.  Also, sometimes, its just too personal right?!


I want to use this opportunity to thank all my blogger friends for the encouragement you offer through the hardships and victories in your own lives and also for being real!  You have helped me find my way many times over the last 5 years.  I hope I too encourage you in return!

So, happy bloggerversary to me!  Woot Woot!  My heart is full!

Ps 149 v 1:  Praise the Lord!  Sing to the Lord a new song, and praise Him in the congregation of His godly ones (believers).

God bless
Tracy


Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Dissolve Disappointment!

I was so excited about doing this thing and I could not wait for the results to see how well it was going, and....

Not much happened!

I was so disappointed!  So, muttering under my breath I resolved to plod on and if nothing more came of it, I'd quit and change direction,

and then God....

He reminded me that I need to be thankful for what did come of it!  I need to change my attitude from one of disappointment to one of thankfulness and its in this attitude change that what I set out to achieve and what I did achieve, will line up and be a blessing both to me, and for whom it was intended.


God wants us to view things through the eyes of thankfulness.  So much changes when we do!

So, today I am thankful for a new day, a new opportunity to encourage, a new opportunity to be creative, a new day for relationships and growth, a new day to reflect on God's word!  Yes, today I am thankful.

Ps 100 v 4-5:  (4) Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving and His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him, bless and praise His name. (5) For the Lord is good;  His mercy and loving kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness [endures] to all generations.

God bless
Tracy


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

That Elusive thing .... Contentment!

It is a challenge isn't it?  To be content in all circumstances!  Not an easy one for me but one has to keep trying.  I think we feel that a certain circumstance demands discontentment because to be content, means we have accepted a wrong or unhappy place to be.  And that is not so!


Content in all things means trust, and faith, in God.  It means that despite what we are going through, despite how we feel, despite how things look, HE IS IN CONTROL!  Contentment in all things reflects an understanding of that.  However, being that we are emotional beings, it is not always easy to rest in that truth.  It takes practice!  It takes patience with ourselves mostly, and it takes faith, to stand in the face of those circumstances, content!

I do believe though that one can practice being discontent by not being happy with what we have and that is something we CAN work on.  We need to be happy, content, with where we stand in life and with what we have and if all we think we have is the breath we breathe, that is a great place to start.  I believe that contentment works hand in hand with thankfulness, which stems from humility, which stems from knowing that our God is the head of  and creator of us, and that He cares for and longs for us to know Him and He longs to bless us too.

Phil 4 v 11:  Not that I speak from [any personal] need, for I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances. (italics mine)

Even Paul, who is a great example of fighting the good fight, needed to LEARN contentment!

So, as I call on you to link up on Winsome Wednesday Bloghop today, be encouraged that contentment is a place you can get to.  It takes practice, faith and thankfulness.  We can do it!

God bless
Tracy



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